Benfield Family Newsletter

September 23, 2022

Greetings Benfield Families!

With the month of September coming to an end, we are seeing amazing happenings around Benfield. Students have learned the routines and are really settling in nicely with their learning. It's such a pleasure to visit classrooms and see the learning and friendship building taking place each day .

Car Loop Reminders

Please be sure to have your child ready to exit the car as soon as you are along the front sidewalk, from the media center to the front door. This really helps to keep the car line moving. Cars should not get out of the line and pass other cars when in the car rider loop.

Bike Riders

Remind your children that when riding their bikes to school, it is important to be safe. Staff from Severna Park Middle School have shared their concern about having students ride through the parking lot rather than staying near the sidewalk. We want to be sure that students stay safe when riding their bikes to and from school.

Sue Myers



School Phone: (410) 222 – 6555

Google Voice: (302) 404 – 6898

Instagram: benfieldesaacps

Mark Your Calendars

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Picture day is scheduled for October 3, 2022, at Benfield Elementary.

You can order online by accessing the pre-order form here: Picture Day Pre-order link

This link expires 48 hours after picture day.

If you have any questions, please call us at (800)869-9515, extension 112

Benfield Elementary PTO Updates

Our PTO membership drive is rolling! Currently, we are at 71% of our school registered for the PTO! Benfield’s Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) is one of our school's greatest assets and helps support school staff to provide our children with the best educational experiences possible! As the new school year begins, we ask for your support, so we can continue to provide resources for our teachers and learning opportunities for our children.

Our goal is to have 100% school-wide participation this year. Each class that has 100% participation by October 3rd will get 10 minutes of extra recess!

2022-2023 PTO Board

President - Beth Karsner and Elizabeth Somerset

Vice President - Cara O'Brien

Secretary - Blakeley Fitzpatrick

Treasurer-Kevin Camponeschi

Fundraising - Kristy Michel and Katherine Sprinkel

Volunteer Coordinators - Krissy Archer, Bridgette Richburg, Martha Satterfield

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Benfield's PTO Bash: Back to the 90's

A Silent & Live Auction to Benefit Benfield Elementary

Book Your Sitter & Mark the Calendar!
Join us for a 90’s themed adult night out to support BES
Saturday, October 22, 2022

7 p.m.-10 p.m.

Earleigh Heights Fire Dept. Banquet Hall

Check out the Facebook page devoted to providing updates about the Adult Social: Benfield Bash

Purchase your tickets here and check out our virtual program!

The PTO Volunteer Coordinators have received an overwhelming amount of volunteers for each of our many PTO Programs and Committees. Thank you!! We are still looking for a couple volunteers in the following areas:

Ice Cream Social Lead & Volunteers

Currently, have several volunteers, but are looking for 2-3 more people to make this a successful evening for all students!

Raise Craze Coordinators (2)-Help with the planning of our annual kindness challenge for late winter/early spring

Teacher of the Month Appreciate Lead

Yearbook Committee Members

Ideally looking for 2 more people to join the current volunteer group

5th Grade Committee Co-Chair

We have one parent signed up for this role, but are looking for a partner to help support this special year for our 5th graders

5th Grade School Store Co-Chair

**We currently have a co-chair but are looking for 1 more 5th grade parent to partner with this person**

Spirit Wear Coordinator

If you are interested in volunteering your time or would like some more information, please contact: Martha Satterfield-
Bridgette Richburg-
Krissy Archer-

Benfield Family Night at Mod Pizza in Severna Park

Join us for the first Benfield Family Night at a local restaurant, Mod Pizza. Be sure to show

this flyer when ordering at the restaurant. For online orders, use the following

fundraiser code: MODF11387

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Support Benfield School and PTO Through Shopping or Donations !


Absent Notification - email and classroom teacher to notify us of your child's absence.

Emergency Form - Please be sure to update and submit your child's emergency form.

Parent Handbook from Student Agenda Book

Parent Portal: This is an excellent resource for parents as it has information about grades, attendance and more. If you have not signed in yet, be on the lookout for an email on Wednesday with instructions.

Permission to Administer Medication at School Form

Physical Education Restriction Form